Kaddish and Other Poems, 1958-1960 (The Pocket Poets Series, Number Fourteen [14])

By: Ginsberg, Allen

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Book Condition: Very Good

10th printing. Wrappers toned. 1969 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 100 pp. Original wrappers. $1.50 publisher price. Includes list of City Lights books inside rear wrapper. From Ginsberg's statement on the rear wrapper: In the midst of the broken consciousness of mid-twentieth century suffering anguish of separation from my own body and its natural infinity of feeling its own self one with all self, I instinctively seeking to reconstitute that blissful union which I experience so rarely. I took it to be supernatural an gave it holy Name thus made hymn laments of longing and litanies of triumphancy of Self over mind-illusion mechano-universe of un-feeling Time in which I saw my self my own mother and my very nation trapped desolate our worlds of consciousness homeless and at war except for the original trembling of bliss in breast and belly of every body that nakedness rejected in suits of fear that familiar defenseless living hurt self which is myself same as all others abandoned scared to own unchanging desire for each other. These poems almost unconscious to confess the beatific human fact, the language intuitively chosen as in trance & dream, the rhythms rising on breath from belly thru breast, the hymn completed in tears, the movement of the physical poetry demanding and receiving decades of life while chanting Kaddish the names of Death in many worlds the self seeking the Key to life found at last in our self.

Title: Kaddish and Other Poems, 1958-1960 (The Pocket Poets Series, Number Fourteen [14])

Author: Ginsberg, Allen

Categories: Poetry, Beat Generation,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: City Lights Books: 1969

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2263351